Pediatrician named to world ranking of most influential people
Published: April 19,2013
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JACKSON — Time magazine has named HIV specialist Dr. Hannah Gay, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, to its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
In caring for a newborn infected with HIV in 2010, Gay followed an atypical treatment regimen and functionally cured the baby. She and her colleagues, Dr. Deborah Persaud, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center virologist, and University of Massachusetts Medical School immunologist Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga, presented the case report in March at a scientific meeting in Atlanta.
The report is the world’s first to describe an HIV functional cure in an infant.
Both Persaud and Luzuriaga join Gay on the magazine’s list.
Time’s full list appears in the April 29 issue, available on newsstands today.
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